American Walnut 

    1010

 2160

Santos Mahogany

Bamboo - Strand

3417

Red Cumaro

Janka Hardness Test is the industry standard for testing the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and normal wear. The

Janka Scale measures the force required to embed a .444 inch

(11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood. Since

the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the grain, both

side and end testing is performed on the sample. Red Oak with a 1290 Janka Rating is the industry benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species.

Here is a list of the most common wood species used in flooring.

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Red Oak

 1290

White Ash

  1320

Mesquite

3280

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Australian Cypress

1375

Patagonian Cherry

  2800

Cumaro

Patagonian Rosewood

 870

American Cherry

2200

Acacia (Short Leaf)

2250

Brazilian Redwood

3190

3540

3640

Janka Scale

Red Maple

  950

Hard Maple

Ultra Strand Bamboo

2789

3840

janka hardness rating

   1225

Birch

Golden Teak

Bloodwood

Brazilian Chestnut

Brazilian Ebony

In an effort to present you with accurate information, the Janka Scale noted by A1 Flooring and Bath and a compilation of results from our various suppliers. Accordingly, our figures may differ from Janka Ratings listed by other flooring suppliers. Janka Ratings for a specific species of wood may vary based on the source of the wood and a number of related factors. Janka Scale are not absolute and are best used to understand which woods are harder than others.

Elm

American Hickory

 1820

2345

  2900

3540

3585

Hevea    

   1060

  2330

Brazilian Pecan

Brazilian Walnut/Lapacho

Horizontal Bamboo - Carbonized     

 1180

  2350

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba

   830

Heart Pine

Brazilian Koa

2789

Bolivian Rosewood

3540

Southern Yellow Pine (Long Leaf)

  1260

1450

Eastern White Pine (Long Leaf)

White Oak

  950

  1360

 870